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Yellowstone NP - October 11, 2006 (night IR)

Old Faithful

Norris Geyser Basin

Mud Volcano

Mammoth Geyser Basin


Yellowstone NP - October 12, 2006 (night IR)

Old Faithful

Norris Geyser Basin

Mud Volcano

Mammoth Geyser Basin


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Fire Science

Thermal mapping


Mud Volcano in Yellowstone NP
on the afternoon of October 12, 2006

As viewed by the FireMapper™ system
in reflected red, near-InfraRed and thermal-InfraRed light

Click on the image above to view a larger Zoomify (JPEG) image with 6 meter resolution
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Images were collected from the PSW Airborne Sciences Aircraft flying over the area of the Mud Volcano at 13:54 MDT.


Image 1:
Image mosaic from the area of Mud Volcano.

This RGB image shows reflected red light at 650 nm in red, reflected NIR at 850 nm in green, and thermal IR at 8 - 12 um in blue.

Download this image as a .5 meter-resolution TIFF.

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Image 2:
Image mosaic from Mud Volcano in a Google Earth overlay.

View the Geyser area in Google Earth.
Locations approximate, low resolution version.

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Weather conditions at time of data collection :

ID: KP60
NAME: Yellowstone Lake
LATITUDE: 44.54444
LONGITUDE: -110.42111
ELEVATION: 7835 ft

from NOAA ROMAN system.

Past Weather Conditions for KP60
Weather Conditions at October 12, 2006 - 20:55 GMT

20:55 24 Hour Max 24 Hour Min
Temperature 50.0° F 50.0 at 20:55 24.1 at 13:55
Dew Point 19.0° F 30.9 at 0:55 19.0 at 20:55
Wet Bulb Temperature 36.4° F 37.9 at 18:55 23.3 at 13:55
Relative Humidity 29% 92 at 5:55 29 at 20:55
Wind Speed 3 mph from N 10 at 22:55 0 at 0:55
Wind Gust 18 mph 18 at 21:55 18 at 21:55
Pressure 22.50 in 22.56 at 2:55 22.50 at 20:55
Sea level pressure 30.03 in 30.19 at 2:55 30.03 at 20:55
Altimeter 30.10 in 30.18 at 2:55 30.10 at 20:55
1500 m Pressure 25.11in 25.18 at 2:55 25.11 at 20:55

FireMapper™ Specifications: Instrument

FireMapper™ References: Publications

FireMapper™ Tools image analysis software ftp downloads page

For Further Information: contact Dr. Philip J. Riggan


FireMapper™ has been developed through a Research Joint Venture with Space Instruments, Inc., and support from the National Fire Plan, Forest Service International Programs, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the Joint Fire Sciences Program, and the U.S. Agency for International Development.

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